Tag Archives: OPEC

Oil Is At the Mercy of Financial Markets

Oil traders are still awaiting more definitive clues about the supply/demand balance, but volatility is likely to stick around for a while. In the short run, oil prices will likely follow global stock markets up or down on any given day until the fundamentals reveal a more discernable pattern. 

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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Saudi Arabia has its problems but it could withstand lower oil prices without feeling too much of a pinch.

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Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.

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$100 Oil Is A Distinct Possibility 

An oil price spike is starting to look increasingly possible, with a rerun of 2008 not entirely out of the question, according to a new report.   The outages from Iran are worse than most analysts expected, and bottlenecks in the U.S. shale patch could prevent non-OPEC supply from plugging the gap. To top it off, new regulations from the …

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A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC

It’s hard to imagine Saudi Arabia assuring Iran that its market share won’t suffer any consequences from its stated pledge to fill any supply gap left by a cut in Iranian exports resulting from the U.S. sanctions. It’s also hard to imagine Iran shrugging and letting this go. Could OPEC be on the way out? Maybe.

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3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing the Energy Sector

The future of energy belongs to new tech, and investors hoping to score should look to these exciting new firms for some of those solutions.

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Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Higher production doesn’t necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and in fact, the oil market is still faced with a ton of uncertainty.

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An Oil Price Rally is Likely

Because U.S. shale growth is already baked into the current oil market projections, the risk to oil prices is probably skewed more towards the upside due to the variety of geopolitical ticking time bombs.

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The Oil Information Cartel Is (Finally) Broken

Since the age of oil began until a few months ago, most real time oil prices were jealously guarded by marketers, who used it to their advantage in the daily multi-billion dollar physical oil trade. But James Stafford has busted an oil industry information cartel that has existed for decades.

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What Does the Next OPEC Meeting Have in Store?

The next OPEC meeting on the 2nd of June will act as little more than a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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